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Address: Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Cafes, gardens and a Palace nearby

I can still smell hear the water and see the exquisite gardens near the plaza. Lots of out door cafes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were only in Madrid for one full day of sightseeing and unfortunately, for us the city's clean up crew did not get out in time to clean up all the garbage after the large parade the day before. Hence, all our photos of what could have been a beautiful place are littered with garbage...and if only I could explain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I can still smell hear the water and see the exquisite gardens near the plaza. Lots of out door cafes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The tiny statue of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza is there. There are also two "sky scrapers" that many people find interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Another great place to see in Madrid. The plazas in Spain are unique in each place you visit. Try to visit all of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great plaza for people viewing and entertainment at night. Street performers come out as soon as the sun sets, and entertain the crowds on their way to dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Impressive plaza away from the more touristy part of town. Interesting to see more local people. The Venetian Towers flank the road to the former palace. And right on the plaza is the former bullring which is now an upscale market place. The plaza is a short walk down from the Sants train station for anyone staying around there.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a nice park with fountains and a monument. The bronze sculptures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are very nice and usually the item of interest of tour groups.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

the Plaza is located in the centre, close to many attractions as well as shops and inexpensive restaurants

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The square is worth visiting for its lovely fountains , but it's in the middle of heavy traffic and is far from peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Nice place for an early morning walk. Gets quite crowded once the tours go by. Would stop if you are in the area.

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Address: Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Arguelles

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Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
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